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The following documents can be filed

Patents

As on-screen forms

  • patent applications (German, European and PCT)
  • initiation of national phase entry of a PCT application for the grant of a patent
  • oppositions in patent procedures
  • appeals in patent procedures
  • specification of purpose of use of SEPA mandate

As subsequent specified submissions

  • examination request
  • search request
  • description, claims, drawings, abstract
  • replies to office actions with attachments (amended claims, fair copy of claims, amended description, fair copy of description)
  • priority documents/copy of an earlier application
  • request for priority document
  • cited non-patent literature
  • power of attorney/notification of representation
  • change to/withdrawal of representation
  • translation of the foreign-language application
  • mention of the inventor
  • request for extension of time limit
  • recording of transfer of ownership
  • sequence listing
  • letter
  • other document/request (e.g. declaration of division)

Utility models

As on-screen forms

  • utility model applications
  • initiation of national phase entry of a PCT application for the registration of a utility model
  • specification of purpose of use of SEPA mandate

As subsequent specified submissions

  • search request
  • description, claims, drawings
  • replies to office actions with attachments (amended claims, fair copy of claims, amended description, fair copy of description)
  • copy of an earlier application/splitting-off
  • copy of an earlier application/priority document
  • request for priority document
  • cancellation request
  • appeal
  • cited non-patent literature
  • power of attorney/notification of representation
  • change to/withdrawal of representation
  • translation
  • request for extension of time limit
  • recording of transfer of ownership
  • letter
  • other document/request

Trade marks

As on-screen forms

  • trade mark applications
  • appeals in trade mark procedures
  • applications for international registration (of a mark) and subsequent designation to international registration
  • specification of purpose of use of SEPA mandate

As subsequent specified submissions

  • trade mark representation as image, video, audio, 3D
  • opposition
  • attachment regarding opposing sign
  • attachment regarding unregistered opposing sign
  • request for renewal of a trade mark
  • request for change of name and address
  • request for transfer of right
  • letter
  • other document/request

Designs

As on-screen forms

  • design applications
  • applications for determination/declaration of invalidity of registered designs
  • specification of purpose of use of SEPA mandate

As subsequent specified submissions

  • design representation
  • reply to office action
  • request for priority document
  • request for (partial) extension
  • request for (partial) renewal
  • change to/withdrawal of representation
  • letter
  • other document/request

Last updated: 2 March 2022